6 October 2017

Fan out on behalf of Athabasca RCMP

For Immediate Release:

Oct. 2, 2017
Athabasca RCMP arrest male for assault with a weapon
Calling Lake, Alberta – This morning at approximately 1130 a.m., Athabasca RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle with a male inside. The responding Police Officer, approached the vehicle in Calling Lake and spoke to the lone, 29 year old male occupant who stated he was sleeping.  When police asked for identification, the male drove away until his vehicle broke down on the Calling Lake Road driving lane.  
When approached again by the police, the male pulled a large hunting style knife out towards the officer and refused to exit the vehicle.  Traffic was stopped on the Calling Lake Road to ensure public safety while police from Athabasca and Desmarias attended to assist the police officer.  The male was taken into custody without incident after approximately an hour and 45 minutes. 
Charges for Assault with a weapon, Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Failing to comply with a Recognizance (X2) and 2 charges under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act for possession of a Controlled Substances are currently pending. The name and other information regarding the male cannot be released at this time pending a swearing of Information.  
During the investigation, a school nearby was placed on a hold and secure as a safety precaution until the incident was resolved. 

Fan out on behalf of Athabasca RCMP Detachment:

For Immediate Release:

October 5, 2017
Athabasca RCMP arrest male for assault with a weapon *update charges laid
Calling Lake, Alberta- Charges have been laid in relation to an incident on October 2, 2017 where a male suspect pulled a large hunting knife towards an RCMP member. No injuries were reported and the suspect was arrested without incident.
Marcel Gambler, age 28, of Calling Lake has been charged with several offences:
-          Assault Police Officer
-          Breach of Recognizance (x2)
-          Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2)
-          Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Gambler has been remanded into custody and will appear in Athabasca Provincial Court via CCTV on October 23, 2017.
As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.